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Chapter 552
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F.S. 552.091
552.091 License or permit required of manufacturer-distributor, dealer, user, or blaster of explosives.
(1) It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the business of a manufacturer-distributor or to acquire, sell, possess, store, or engage in the use of explosives in this state, except in conformity with the provisions of this chapter.
(2) Each manufacturer-distributor, dealer, user, or blaster must be possessed of a valid and subsisting license or permit issued by the division, except that if a manufacturer-distributor makes sales to users, such manufacturer shall not be required to obtain an additional license as a dealer.
(3) In the case of multiple locations for storage of explosives, each manufacturer-distributor, dealer, or user maintaining more than one permanent storage magazine location shall possess an additional license, as herein set forth, for each such location.
(4) The manufacturer-distributor of two-component explosives is required to purchase a manufacturer-distributor explosive license. Dealers of two-component explosives are required to purchase a dealer’s explosive license. A user’s explosive license is required of any person to purchase, mix, or use two-component explosives from a dealer or manufacturer-distributor. A blaster’s explosive permit is required of any person employed by a user to mix, detonate, or otherwise effect the explosion of two-component explosives, provided that a user who is a natural person is not required to obtain a blaster’s permit in addition to the user’s license in order to mix, detonate, or otherwise effect the explosion of any explosive.
(5)(a) Licenses, permits, and fees therefor are required for each license year for the following:
1. Manufacturer-distributor license..........$650
2. Dealer license..........450
3. User license..........125
4. Blaster permit..........50
5. Duplicate licenses or permits or address changes..........5
(b) However, no fee shall be required for a dealer license if the only explosive sold by the dealer is black powder for recreational use.
(6) Said licenses and permits shall be issued by the division for each license year beginning October 1 and expiring the following September 30.
History.s. 2, ch. 29944, 1955; s. 1, ch. 57-184; s. 3, ch. 59-83; s. 1, ch. 65-59; ss. 13, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 3, ch. 77-84; s. 1, ch. 80-169; s. 3, ch. 89-233.